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Grateful Dead Live at Allegheny College on 1971-04-15

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Grateful Dead Live at Allegheny College on 1971-04-15

Topics Live concert

Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Big Boss Man, El Paso, Deal, Playing In The Band, Bertha, Good Lovin'
China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Me And My Uncle, Next Time You See Me, Sing Me Back Home, Sugar Magnolia, I Second That Emotion, Truckin' > Not Fade Away > Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad > Not Fade Away > Casey Jones, Greatest Story Ever Told > Johnny B. Goode

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Allegheny College
Location Meadville, PA

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD > MR > DAT > CD > EAC (secure) > CD Wave > shntool > SHN v3 (seekable)
Transferred by Bill O.


Beat It On Down The Line - missing
Loser - missing
China Cat Sunflower > - missing
I Know You Rider - missing
Me And My Uncle - missing

*Phil reminds the crowd that the DA is here tonight.

This is insanely good!

Conversion Notes:
DAE (EAC: High, Secure, Offset Corrected) all track quality 100%
Show recut with CDWav.
All sector boundaries verified using SHNTOOL.
SHN(seekable) using shortn32 via eD(efojr) - 08/24/02

For Matt ; )


Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2016
Subject: Real Nice and Fun
Highlights: Big Boss Man, El Paso, Banter, Good Lov'in, Next Time You See Me, Sugar Mag screw up
Reviewer: kneadles1 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2015
Subject: The Flying Orange Show!
Who is Allan and why is he still throwing oranges at me?

This show is Perfect...even with it's imperfections it is Perfect.
I didn't get on the bus till 75, so envision this as even crazier than i could imagine.
Reviewer: DMTrue13 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, 2014
Subject: lsdstpmdapcpmdmammdadmt
i like the el paso , all good, missing some songs, as mentioned. you guys guys got some funny stories down there, sounded fun. august 9th 2014.
Reviewer: Rockymountainguy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 10, 2014
Subject: It was the Center of the Universe that night!!
I was a 14 year old long haired hippie boy.
I lived two blocks from the college and spent the day hanging out watching the crew set up the tie dye covered "wall of sound" in this small gym. New Riders played first. Jerry played all sets of both bands! During the last set of the Dead a security cop grabbed my shoulder as I was passing a joint to a stranger. My friend Phil yelled "Leave him alone Pig!" Distracting him enough for me to break loose and out the door. I missed the last several songs. It was a great time!
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 15, 2014
Subject: -
Definitely a good show.
Reviewer: GermanShepherd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2012
Subject: Nice all-around
Great songs in this line-up. Classic Sugar Magnolia equipment failure. I guess everything wasn't "just exactly perfect" before they started. The El Paso in this line-up is very slow and enjoyable. Great SBD quality.
Reviewer: Smerdyakov - favoritefavorite - March 2, 2012
Subject: The down side of '71
Not at the level of other shows from around this time. Try 4/21 or 14. The sound of the recording seems veiled. Pig to the rescue.
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 13, 2011
Subject: Good Stuff
A bit slow to start off but by the time Pigpen gets going on Good Lovin' it all kicks in.Lots of great performances but that GDTRFB is absolutely amazing.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 12, 2011
Subject: Sharon Stone
is from here Allegheny College
Location: Meadville, PA !
Reviewer: Martha1978 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 8, 2010
Subject: I was there
This was a small venue. NRPS opened up. Gerry and the boys were really on that night.
Reviewer: Rob382 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 2, 2010
Subject: my first show
This show was awesome. I split a little white pill in half then mistakenly slurped up both halves. I sat 10 feet in front of Jerry. The show was so intense that I never moved and had no feeling on the side of my left foot for 5 years.
Reviewer: billinaz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2010
Subject: I was there.
I remember it well. I was a senior in HS. Only heard a couple of Dead albums before that.
The one and only time I got to see Pigpen. They were still a five piece band then(Mickey Hart had left the band at that time}.
The New Riders of The Purple Sage opened the show
W/ Jerry Garcia on Pedal Steel.
The only bad part was some guy named Allen kept throwing oranges at me.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 23, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" April 15, 1971 at Allegheny College, Meadville, PA, U.S.A.


Super 71' Soundboard!

Thirty eight years and eight days ago the GRATEFUL DEAD were performing at Allegheny College, in Meadville, Pennsylvania, I wish I was there.

I highly recommend adding this show to your 1971 GRATEFUL DEAD collection.

"Classic 1971 Sound."

Solid, "In the Pocket" performances of all our favorite 71' songs.

Get all the April 71' shows, listen how they develop into "Ladies & Gentlemen The GRATEFUL DEAD" 4-25-29, shows from the Fillmore East, amazing!

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the LOVE from 1971.

PS: Get em' while you can, get em' while they're free, get em' now or you'll be sorry...the Man giveth and the Man taketh away...WTTW
Reviewer: dq - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 15, 2005
Subject: energetic
very powerful and energetic show! yes....
Reviewer: bigboypeete - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2005
Subject: 71
beautiful stuff 71 with a bottle of sunshine
Reviewer: iriedancer - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2005
Subject: Hell Yeah!
Thank goodness I found this show!!! Second That Emotion is my favorite cover GD ever did! Yee Ha! I am in heaven!
Reviewer: bonk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 1, 2005
Subject: this in not unknow
This show is a gem.For all of you 71 freaks..the NFA GDTRFB end mountin jam is Hair standing!Probably some of the best GD from this year!
Reviewer: Allen Gaitor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2005
Subject: Flying Oranges
This show was a blast and is captured beautifully here. A very intimate setting, and a crowd that was primed and gliding with the scene. I was there (as Lou Sleaves) with a group of friends, some from Virginia - Buckeyes, Dick (AKA Bones), Helmet Head, meableffutS, Cliff, Kiff, Madman, Carl. We brought a shopping bag full of oranges and threw them around in the crowd in that small, old gym. The Dead were very friendly and had a running conversation wih the crowd, not separated from them by more than a few feet. The atmosphere was bright, upbeat, trippy.
Reviewer: jeffsetz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2005
Subject: Nice '71 find
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for '71 Dead shows. Where did this show come from? I wasn't aware of it's existance until I stumbled across it here. What a nice surprise to find such a great sounding show and one that I've never heard before. Quality is excellent and the boys are smoking.
Reviewer: Par-daddy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2004
Subject: Holy shit!
Where did this little nugget come from? It's not really listed in Deadbase or the Compendium, and I streamed it just because I'm trying to turn on a buddy who lived near there, and I'm blown away. Every tune is played beautifully, and Garcia just flat out shreds on a number of songs. the Bertha and Deal both feature those loud sharp solos that sound like he's holding a downed power line in his teeth. Puts the electric in electric guitar for sure. I for one am always a fan of obscure shows. This one is sweet. If you like 71 you should download it. It'll put a smile on your face.
Reviewer: flipcody - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 10, 2004
Subject: Awesome show!
This is a fantastic show and sound quality is superb. What a shame that 5 songs are missing! I would love to have the whole show!
Reviewer: Walker - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2004
Subject: Fantastic
How many times can one say "wow" during playback? That's the question you'll be asking yourself. From the first song on this show doesn't disappoint. Great stuff to be sure. Everyone is in great form. Fantastic 1971 show. I'm very surprised I've never heard others mention this show.
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